Fisher House Bed And Breakfast Victoria Aug 2013
Three of us stayed at the Fisher House B&B in July. We all enjoyed our stay and
would gladly book there again.
The B&B is located on Simcoe, about equidistant from Belleville along the Inner
Harbour and Dallas Road. It is in a residential area, about a 12 – 15 minute
walk to the beginning of downtown Victoria, and therefore away from the bustle.
If driving, it is best to approach the B&B from Menzies, rather than Oswego.
Parking is tight in the front of the B&B and approaching from Oswego requires a
180 degree turn into the parking space.
There are approximately a dozen steps going up to the entrance. In addition to
the entry way on the first floor, there is a lounge for use of the guests, as
well as the dining room. Bedrooms are located on the next floor above, up a
stairway of about 15 or 16 steps. Although we had absolutely no difficulty in
climbing either set of stairs, this B&B might not be the best choice for anyone
who has mobility issues.
There are three “main” bedrooms. The room at the back, which we saw as It was
being prepared for new guests, has a king bed, an ensuite bathroom and a lovely
outdoor balcony/patio overlooking the back garden. The two others rooms have
either a queen bed or twin beds. A smaller room for one person can be booked in
conjunction with either of these two rooms, which makes it very convenient if
several persons are travelling together. Each of the two rooms has a bathroom,
either across the hall or down the hall, which is private and dedicated to that
room. (The person in the smaller room shares whichever bathroom belongs to the
main bedroom with which it has been booked.)
The B&B is very well kept, but being a heritage building does have the usual
creaky floors that one expects in a building of its age. Our rooms were clean
and the beds were comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. (Prospective guests
should consult the “Breakfast” description on the website as there is an
opportunity for a lighter breakfast to be served, but only on request.) One
morning, there were seven of us at the breakfast table, two persons needing a
gluten-free breakfast, two persons needing a vegan breakfast and our party of
three who were happy with whatever Jen chose to serve, and all were
accommodated. The first day we were served lovely blueberry and nut pancakes.
The second day we ate a delicious quiche. There were facilities in the dining
room to brew tea or coffee during the day and freshly baked cookies appeared in
Jen was a lovely hostess. She was flexible regarding our check-in time (just
after lunch because of ferry times – but discussed before arrival) and helpful
in suggesting nearby restaurants where locals go to eat. We ate dinner at two of
her recommendations (Heron Rock Bistro further down Simcoe and Bubby’s Kitchen
in Cook Village) and really enjoyed our meals.
All in all, we had a lovely stay and, as mentioned, would gladly stay there